McCOOL JUNCTION — Brooke Tatnell slid past Jason Meyers for the lead on the 16th of 25 circuits and charged away from a late-race restart to win the debut feature for the World of Outlaws sprint cars on Friday at Junction Motor Speedway.
Tatnell, a part-timer with the Outlaws this season, still managed his second win of the month, following up his June 3 victory at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Friday’s win was worth $10,000.
“When we come out here, we’re not running for points with these guys,” said Tatnell, an Australia native. “I wish we were, but we’ll take the wins as we can get them.”
Craig Dollansky finished second, followed by Donny Schatz and Meyers, the polesitter who had charged to a big lead before a lap-nine restart bunched the field.
Tatnell, who settled inside the second row on the double-file restart, moved past Schatz on lap 12 and made his move on Meyers in turns three and four.
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Dollansky also benefited from the lap-20 restart, brought about when Sammy Swindell slowed while running fourth. The fifth-row starter gained three spots over the final laps.
Lucas Wolfe ran fifth after establishing the track record of 95.178 mph in qualifying. Jason Sides was sixth, followed by Joey Saldana, Jac Haudenschild, Kerry Madsen and Steve Kinser.
Saldana, the series leader by 56 points over Kinser to start the night, moved up after starting in row nine.
Following the Outlaws’ only Nebraska appearance of the season, the series moves on Saturday to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
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